Christ lag in Todesbanden, GWV 1130/21 (1st movement)

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Composer:Graupner, Christoph (1683-1760), German
Lyricist:Luther, Martin
First Line:Christ lag in Todesbanden
Genre:vocal, sacred
Instruments:flute (ad lib), violins 1/2, viola, SSB (really SAB) choir and BC
Submitter:Forestier, Yann
Email:yannforestier (e-mail)
This chorale is also sung as the final movement for this cantata on the stanza "So feiern wir das hohe Fest".
Martin Luther used the XIth century melody 'Victimæ paschali laudes" and added the lyrics used by many a Baroque composer, among which JS Bach in his cantata, BWV 4.